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Offline Ganjora

Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1040 on: May 19, 2019, 05:39:30 am »
What's the daytime max temps at the moment?
I don't know why, but it looks cold.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1041 on: May 19, 2019, 05:56:06 am »
What's the daytime max temps at the moment?
I don't know why, but it looks cold.
It goes from -1C at night to about 17C in the afternoon. I took the mc to work the other day. It was 22C in the afternoon when I left. The next morning on my way home it was -5C. I only had my jeans and a mesh jacket on. Needless to say I froze my balls off. Had to stop 3 times in 20km to thaw out.
But your observation is correct. It is still ďcoldĒ.  Itís weird weather for spring. Still  a bit too chilly for shorts and and a t-shirt and there is still a cold wind blowing.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1042 on: May 19, 2019, 05:59:03 am »
Ok!
Looking forward to updated photos once the garden is sorted.
Such a beautiful place you have, hope your kids realise how lucky they are.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1043 on: May 19, 2019, 06:09:45 am »
Ok!
Looking forward to updated photos once the garden is sorted.
Such a beautiful place you have, hope your kids realise how lucky they are.
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Thanks.
Itís funny you mention that. My wife and I were talking about the long road we took to get to sitting next to that fire and enjoying the fruits of our labour. All the immigration twists and turns, all the times we almost called it quits. But how it all paid off in the end. And then I said ďyou kids think this lifestyle is a given, I hope you realize how lucky you are.....Ē
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1044 on: May 19, 2019, 06:56:46 am »
You have lots of garden.
Make them work in it.
They will appreciate the size quick quick!
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1045 on: May 19, 2019, 11:53:44 am »
Nice to see you have emerged from your winter hibernation. Look forward to many more pics and stories this summer  :thumleft:
Eat life!
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1046 on: May 20, 2019, 02:02:06 am »
The braai looks great!

Question, do you guys have mozzies or miggies or such-like bugs up there?

Here in Florida we cannot sit outside after dark unless we are in a bug-cage, we get eaten alive.  :(

I regularly get eaten up when working late on people's pumps etc that are outside.  >:(
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1047 on: May 20, 2019, 05:18:07 am »
The braai looks great!

Question, do you guys have mozzies or miggies or such-like bugs up there?
Thanks Mr. Zog.
We have our fair share of mozzies. They are at their worst right before sunset, but at least they taper off as it cools down.  If you walk in the bush (no wind and lots of standing water) you wonít walk a mile before dying of blood loss. I donít know how they could survive these winters, but they do.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1048 on: May 20, 2019, 07:36:14 am »
Shadows still look long, at what latitude are you guys?

Been follow your thread since the beginning but for the life of me I cannot remember where abouts in Canada you guys are.

Thanks for sharing, as with Mr Zog's thread and that of silvrav's it's awesome to see the hard work you guys put in payoff.
 
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1049 on: May 20, 2019, 12:38:42 pm »
Shadows still look long, at what latitude are you guys?

Been follow your thread since the beginning but for the life of me I cannot remember where abouts in Canada you guys are.

Thanks for sharing, as with Mr Zog's thread and that of silvrav's it's awesome to see the hard work you guys put in payoff.

54 north. Pics were taken at 8pm
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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1050 on: May 28, 2019, 01:49:26 pm »
This is bullshit......




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Itís going to be 86C warmer tomorrow than it was on Feb 3rd

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1051 on: May 28, 2019, 01:52:46 pm »
Eish daai verskille.

Hier het ons verlede week ook lekker koel / koud weer gehad.
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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1052 on: May 28, 2019, 02:03:40 pm »
And we still havenít had any rain. Lots of fires around us, a house and lots of pasture burnt down just north of me, and there is a big fire in High Level, Alberta (pics are of the High Level fire)






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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1053 on: May 28, 2019, 04:29:55 pm »
Liewe ouers!  :o
 

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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1054 on: May 29, 2019, 02:54:21 am »
Did the roof on my garage today. After getting ridiculous quotes I decided to to it myself with the help of a few youngsters. When I was clearing the attic vents the other day I realized the original roofer did not put any waterproof membrane down under the shingles. Thats bad. Very bad because any water or snow blowing in under the shingles could rot the roof.

Before



During



See the discolouration. That is where water somehow got in under the shingles.



The proper way to do it.



8 hours later....done!


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1055 on: May 29, 2019, 03:13:34 am »
That looks great immigrant  :thumleft:


Roofing always looks like it is such a difficult and physically demanding job. But thinking about it, it's pretty simple really. Physically demanding being up there in the sun and lifting heavy packs of shingles and sheets of OSB, but the actual work is pretty straightforward.

Our "new"  house will need a new roof in the next few years, maybe I must think about doing it myself. But then I want to go with a metal roof... to try and withstand the hurricanes. And make it white to assist with cooling in the summer....  :sip:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1056 on: May 29, 2019, 03:23:20 am »
That looks great immigrant  :thumleft:


Roofing always looks like it is such a difficult and physically demanding job. But thinking about it, it's pretty simple really. Physically demanding being up there in the sun and lifting heavy packs of shingles and sheets of OSB, but the actual work is pretty straightforward.

Our "new"  house will need a new roof in the next few years, maybe I must think about doing it myself. But then I want to go with a metal roof... to try and withstand the hurricanes. And make it white to assist with cooling in the summer....  :sip:
Luckily the osb was still ok. No need to replace any of them. The hardware store had a forklift for the shingles so it took 5 min to lay out the bundles. As long as your first row is straight, the rest is really easy. Itís actually pretty satisfying to do it. I did tin on my house. If your first sheet is straight, the rest just falls in to place
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1057 on: May 29, 2019, 03:34:09 am »
That looks great immigrant  :thumleft:


Roofing always looks like it is such a difficult and physically demanding job. But thinking about it, it's pretty simple really. Physically demanding being up there in the sun and lifting heavy packs of shingles and sheets of OSB, but the actual work is pretty straightforward.

Our "new"  house will need a new roof in the next few years, maybe I must think about doing it myself. But then I want to go with a metal roof... to try and withstand the hurricanes. And make it white to assist with cooling in the summer....  :sip:
Luckily the osb was still ok. No need to replace any of them. The hardware store had a forklift for the shingles so it took 5 min to lay out the bundles. As long as your first row is straight, the rest is really easy. Itís actually pretty satisfying to do it. I did tin on my house. If your first sheet is straight, the rest just falls in to place

That is if the roof is straight...  :peepwall:

So many of the things I have found in this house are quite badly out-of-square  :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1058 on: May 29, 2019, 10:35:19 am »
Dit blyk jy het goeie youngsters gekry om te help almal se caps is die regte way op hul koppe!! :thumleft: :deal:

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1059 on: May 29, 2019, 10:47:33 am »
Dan kan jy sien wat jy doen Chris en jou nek brand nie van die son nie. :laughing4:

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